Sport Black Caps topple England

17:37  13 february  2018
17:37  13 february  2018 Source:   Radio New Zealand

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The Black Caps ' batting needed a spark and captain Kane Williamson stood tall to provide it, snapping out of a lean patch to bludgeon 74 off 46 balls to lead their imposing total of 196-5. Black Caps topple England .

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Kane Williamson scored a breezy fifty against England© MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images Kane Williamson scored a breezy fifty against England Blazing half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson have guided New Zealand to a wicket win over England in their Twenty20 cricket international in Wellington.

The Black Caps posted an impressive 196-5 after being sent in to bat on a patchy Westpac Stadium pitch.

Opener Guptill raced to 65 off 40 including three sixes while captain Williamson accelerated late in his 72 off 46.

Williamson, who's been under pressure after several ineffectual knocks in T20 internationals, was lucky not to be run out on the first ball he faced.

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Martin Guptill (L) and Kane Williamson (R) of the Blackcaps during the International Twenty20 match between New Zealand and England at Westpac Stadium on February 13, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand.© Phil Walter/Getty Images Martin Guptill (L) and Kane Williamson (R) of the Blackcaps during the International Twenty20 match between New Zealand and England at Westpac Stadium on February 13, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. Williamson's innings included four sixes as he and Guptill put on 82 for the second wicket.

Debutants Mark Chapman (20) and Tim Seifert (14 not out) kept the run rate high at the tail end of the innings.

England's bowlers were relatively loose, with legspinner Adil Rashid (2-36) and speedster Mark Wood (2-51) the most successful.

The fielding highlight for England was a spectacular leaping catch at long off from Chris Jordan to remove Colin de Grandhomme first ball.

England were on track to chase down the total for much of their innings with Alex Hales (47 off 24) and Dawid Malan (59 off 40 balls) setting a cracking pace.

They got through to 158 for five in the 17th over before Malan departed and with him pretty much went any hope of the tourists overhauling New Zealand's total.

Despite the Black Caps dropping a few catches England eventually finished 184 for nine with New Zealand winning by 12 runs.

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David Warner believes Australia have proved a point to their detractors by finishing a dominant Twenty20 tri-series with a convincing victory over New Zealand in Wednesday's final.Ashton Agar returned 3-27 in a starring role with the ball to restrict the Black Caps to 9-150, before D'Arcy Short posted a quickfire 50 in Australia's reply, which was halted by rain but resulted in a 19-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis method.

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